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see anything under jerry brown that changes the structural deficit of california? >> yes. he's paying back some of the debt. we had 27 billion that was used and borrowed from special funds and he's paying that back slowly. by 2016, that is down from 4 billion. k through 12 education and they would do that trick and pay it in july where they owed them in june and that is here, about $2 billion. >> and that is what that were sold on when they raised taxes, the idea of more money going toec. does it fulfill the promise? >> it provides $2.7 billion more to education and 500 million to higher education and that is where a lot of the support is and the governor made a contract. i think he has a contract with the voters and is willing to live up to that and ask for more resources and money and taxes. he got that and is not going to be responsible moving forward. >> and when we pass prop 30, it wasdoms day. we were going to see draconian cuts and now a surplus? did that solve the problem? >> the question is, were they telling the truth then? >> is that crying wolf then? >> it's not. th
cut into this deficit. >> reporter: house republicans see the debt ceiling deadline next month as one of the best ways early in the president's second term to force him to accept a new round of spending cuts and may have it on an incremental basis, one, two o three months and using that process to achieve more deficit reduction. >> former speaker of the house and republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. good morning mr. speaker. >> it's good to be with you. >> good to be with you. you say fighting over the debt ceiling is a bad idea for congressional republicans. why? >> because in the end it's a threat they can't sustain. no one is going to default. no one is going to allow the united states to not pay its bills. no one is going to accept the economic costs. it rallies the entire business community to the president's side and the fact is republicans have two much bet ear renas to fight over spending they have a continuing resolution which funds government which comes up at the end of march and they have the sequester, which automatically cuts spending unless it's dealt with.
and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the building this country and investing in the people that will build this future. for we remember the lessons of our past, when the years were af a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. we do not believe in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky or happiness for the few. we recognize that no matter how responsibility we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job loss or sudden illness or a home swept away in a terrible storm. the commitments we make to each other, through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not set back our mission, they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers, they free us to take the risks that make this country great. we, the people, still believe that our obligations of americans are not just to our selves but to all prosperity. we will respond to the threat of climate change. knowing that the failure to do so would bee tray our children and future generations. some may still deny the overwhelming
: the biggest challenge is to secure economic stability, deal with the debt and deficit situation, the standoff he has with republicans. and then get washington out of the way so that the economy can take off. they're their are good signs that the economic recovery is getting into a fairly healthy territory. but the threat to confidence, the uncertainty around the recurring crises we've had over the debt limit, over the fiscal cliff have been an impediment. if he can get that out of the way, he could then move to some of his other priorities and watch the economy grow over the next couple of years. >> i want to talk about the priorities in a second. you brought up this standoff. you know, one point, of course, there were democratic majorities in the house and senate, making it much easier to get some of those priorities through. now he only has the senate. how will that affect the president's wish list in the second term? >> well, he has the good fortune on the immigration issue which is one of his big priorities after the economic recovery and growth. from the fact that republica
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